Recreational Programs

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Cancellations:

No Cancellations at this time.
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Parks and Recreation's NEW Text and Email Alert system!
Now receive Parks and Recreation's program cancellations, closures, weekly updates, quarterly activity guide, and more. Follow the link below to get signed up today! Make sure to click on the link to get the full list of topics available to see the Norwalk Parks and Recreation topics To get text and email alerts go through the process for each! Click here to sign up today!

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Help us earn $1000 for Norwalk Parks and Recreation by test driving a new Chevrolet with Gregg Young Chevrolet at this event and anytime at the dealership now until June 30, 2019!!



From now to June 30, 2019 Gregg Young Chevrolet is providing $25.00 to Norwalk Parks and Recreation for each eligible test drive completed of a new Chevrolet vehicle at 2501 Sunset Drive, Norwalk Ia 50211, up to a maximum of 40 drives or $1000.00.  For more information on Norwalk Parks and Recreation, visit www.Norwalkparks.org.  Norwalk Parks and Recreation, 1100 Chatham Avenue, Norwalk Ia 50211, 515.981.9206.  Contribution will be made upon redemption of validation code, provided by the dealership, at Chevrolet.com/experience.


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* For available registration forms click on the highlighted link at the bottom of each description.
**To register online with a credit card, click on the link at the top of the page.

Current Registrations:

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Youth Tennis Lessons -

Registration:  May 27 - July 4
Session II: July 8 to July 11 (rain out 7/12)
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders   9:00 am - 10:00 am 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th graders  10:00 am -11:30 am Cost: $34.50 resident / $40.00 non resident (1st - 4th grade)
$40.00 resident / $46.00 non resident (5th - 8th grade)
-- Join TJ Cox, the Valley High School Coach, for Summer tennis lessons! These lessons are instructional and offer your child an introduction into the game of tennis. Grade is determined by the grade just completed. For Grades 1st through 8th.

Online registration
Paper registration Form 

Munchkin Tennis Lessons -
Registration:  May 27 - July 4 Session II: July 8 to July 11 (rain out 7/12) 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $29.00 resident / $33.50 non resident
-- Here is a fun and social way to introduce your child to the game of tennis. The scaled down net, posts, and racquets are designed for young children ages 4 to 6 years old. With the new courts, only non-marking soles on athletic footwear, no black soles and/or hard-soled street shoes allowed. No gum, food, beverage or tobacco products allowed.

Online registration
Paper registration Form 


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{YEL!!} Junior Robotics 2.0 
Registration:  May 27 - June 17 
Program Date/Time:  July 24 - June 28
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $112.00 resident / $128.80 non resident
-- The next evolution in youth robotics is here!  Build a seeing-sensing robot using LEGO Bricks, then program it to complete unique tasks and challenges. Next, build a rescue helicopter to find animals in need of assistance and message Headquarters with status updates.  Students LEARN basic engineering and computer coding concepts; BUILD multiple LEGO Bricks projects; EXPLORE how the projects and programming complement each other; and PLAY with different building and programming options.  This program is for students entering 1st - 5th grades.  Restrain Summer brain drain and sign up today!     

Online registration
Paper registration Form 

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Art in the Park - 
Registration:  June 3 - August 9 
Program Information: (offered once a month through the summer) June 21
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
July 19
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
August 16
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Cost: $17.00 resident / $19.55 non resident
-- Come join us in the park to make special arts and crafts projects. The kids meet once a month and make a different project each month. This program is for students who just completed Kindergarten through sixth grade.

Online registration
Paper registration Form 



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{YEL!} Destination Mars Rocketry Course - 
Registration:  June 24 - July 15 
Program Date/Time:  July 22 - July 26
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $125.00 resident / $143.75 non resident
-- {YEL!} Destination Mars: Rocketry Course is for students entering 2nd - 5th grade. Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air! Then it is yours to take home. Students will make and take home multiple rockets of varying difficulty throughout this session. We will use these rockets and airplanes to investigate basic aeronautical concepts including: propulsion, thrust, lift, drag, and more. We will also hypothesize about travel in outer space, how to get a United States astronaut to Mars and life on Mars. Do you have the right stuff? Get registered today!

Online registration
Paper registration Form 

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{YEL!} Junior Coding and STEM Video Games Enrichment course - 
Registration:  June 17 - July 8 
Program Date/Time:  July 15 - July 19
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $127.00 resident / $146.05 non resident
-- {YEL!} Junior Coding and Video Games with Scratch is for 2nd - 5th graders. Each {YEL!} Coding class follows four basic components: TEACH IT!....Students learn different video games and storytelling design techniques (movement of blocks, control blocks, basic animation, adding scores, etc.) CODE IT!....Students use Scratch to code their own story and video games. EXPLORE IT!....Students can write their own story and video game code, experiment with it and test new options. Our collaborative learning environment encourages students to learn from each other. KEEP IT!....Students keep their stories and video games online with Scratch and can access it and expand upon it at anytime. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN, and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}. Scratch is an MIT created and monitored, kid-safe web interface. It uses a drag and drop programming interface to teach students of all levels coding pratices. Your will receive a Scratch username and password so they can access their projects from any computer at anytime.

Online registration
Paper registration Form 

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PeeWee Flag Football (1st - 3rd grade)

Registration:   June 10 - July 8
Program Information:   Week of August 19 (tentatively)
                        Monday and Thursdays, however, Tuesdays and Fridays may be used.
Cost:  $39.50 resident / $45.45 non resident

-- This fundamental program is for children entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade this coming school year.  Children will learn offensive and defensive fundamentals of football.  Parks and Recreation provides a team shirt.  This is a six-week program; players will have practices/games twice per week.  The number of participants will determine the exact nights, due to limited field space.  Volunteer coaches will be needed!

Online registration
Paper registration Form 


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Fall Soccer  (1st - 7th grade)
Registration:   June 10 - July 8
Program Information:   Week of August 19 (tentatively)
Cost:  $51.00 resident / $58.65 non resident

-- This soccer program is for children entering 1st through 7th grade Fall of 2019.  Soccer is a great aerobic sport and many children enjoy playing the game because of the constant motion.  Shin guards are required to participate in this sport.  Parks and Recreation provides a team shirt.  This is a six-week program including one game and one practice each week.  Volunteer coaches will be needed!

Online registration
Paper registration Form 

Fall Rounded Minds Soccer -
Registration:   June 10 - July 8
Program Information:   Week of August 19 (tentatively)
Wednesday
6:00 pm
Cost:  $37.00 resident / $42.55 non resident

-- This program is a four week lesson soccer series that teaches your child to speak Spanish while learning soccer skills through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement.  They do not play games.  For children ages 3 to 6.

Online registration
Paper registration Form 

Fall Kindergarten Soccer - 
Registration:   June 10 - July 8
Program Information:   Week of August 19 (tentatively)
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm or 6:45 pm
Cost:  $39.50 resident / $45.40 non resident

-- This soccer program is split for boys and girls entering Kindergarten Fall of 2019.  Soccer is a great aerobic sport and many children enjoy playing the game because of the constant motion.  Children will have fun while learning the fundamentals of soccer.  Shin guards are required to participate in this sport.  Parks and Recreation provides a team shirt.  This is a six-week program including one game and one practice each week.  Volunteer coaches will be needed!

Online registration
Paper registration Form 

Fall Just for Kicks (PreK) Soccer - 
Registration:   June 10 - July 8
Program Information:   Week of August 19 (tentatively)
Monday
6:00pm
Cost:  $33.75 resident / $38.80 non resident

-- This soccer program is for children 4 or 5 years old that have NOT started Kindergarten yet.  This is a coed league.  Soccer is a great aerobic sport and many children enjoy playing the game because of the constant motion.  Children will have fun while learning the fundamentals of soccer.  The skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting will be introduced.  Shin guards are required to participate in this sport.  Parks and Recreation provides a team shirt.  There will be one week of practice and five weeks of practice/games.  Volunteer coaches will be needed!           

Online registration
Paper registration Form 


Upcoming Registrations:
 

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Early Bird Body Sculpting 

Registration:   June 28 - July 15
Program Information:   July 16 - August 29 
Tuesday & Thursday 
5:30 am to 6:15 am
Cost:  $24.50 resident / $28.20 non resident

-- For those of you who get up with the chickens, come join this early morning class that will work on ultimate body sculpting, Pilate's, and Chico Metrics.  This class is designed to maximize core strength, firm, and tone your butt, thighs, and arms.  This class will use dumbbells, big exercise balls (your own on designated days) and dynabands that will put you to the test with added intensity.  Bring a mat/towel, hand weights are optional.  Mary Jane Sharp is the instructor.  Min/Max 10/20

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Scholarship Program: (please follow link below)
Financial Assistance Form

Non Registration Events:

OPALS - Friday May 10th - Public Safety Building 11:30 am -1:00 pm 
Senior Exercise Class - Mon/Wed @ Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church- 10:00 am

How to Register for Programs
All registrations need to be made at the Norwalk Parks and Recreation office or online. There are 4 easy sign-up options for your convenience:

  1. Walk in and register during office hours.
  2. Place your registration form & payment in an envelope, place in the drop box located inside our front door.
  3. Mail your registration form and payment.
  4. On-line registration (paperless). Click on the link at the top of this page.

Online Registration!
Can't get into our office? No problem. Now you are able to register for Parks and Recreation programs 24/7! Click on the Parks & Rec Program Registration link (top of screen) and you are ready to go. This will take you to our site for registrations. Follow the on screen directions and you will be registered before you know it.

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